Binary Clock

Karamba & Superkaramba

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** based on binclock, written by Brian Gajdos , 2001

A binary clock for SuperKaramba. It has been tested with SuperKaramba 0.33, Python 2.2.2, and KDE 3.1.

Configuration options are:
Show background
Show titles ("hr min sec")
Show digital clock
Show extra LEDs
Use 24-hour clock

The default is for the clock to update every 5 seconds. To change this interval, edit the binclock.theme file and change interval=5000 to your desired update interval in milliseconds. If you want the clock to update every second you can set interval=1000.

New in this release:

* Added option to hide unused LEDs. Thanks to Balaji Ramani for the patch.

Changes in release 0.2:

* Toggle background option (thanks for the suggestions!)
* Changed the default color of titles and digital display to a more neutral shade. You can edit the binclock.theme file if you want to change the color.
* Other small fixes

t3chmonkey

13 years ago

It seems this theme is only updating when activated, ie: When you click on it, it updates the clock display. It also auto-updates the display, but at a crawling rate.

Just in case anybody else is wondering, you can make this clock update in 'real-time', just like the default KDE kicker applet clock, by changing interval=5000 to interval=1000 in the theme's configuration file. Just right click the clock theme and choose 'Edit Theme'.

You'll have to right-click the theme and select 'Reload Theme', but after that it should update in real-time.

I haven't tried this on a really low-spec machine, but is there really any performance-related point in setting the interval to 5000ms?

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selan

13 years ago

Sure, please change the interval to 1 second if you like it better that way.

I'm still using a PIII 500, so yes, the 5 second interval was for performance reasons.

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adpsimpson

14 years ago

Since that last post, I've got Superkaramba installed finally, and wanted to say this is by far the coolest theme I've found for it yet. Good work!

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selan

15 years ago

Hey everyone, thanks for the awesome comments!

I just wanted to point out that if anyone wants to create their own artwork for this theme, it's very easy. The LEDs are 10x10 and called "on.png" and "off.png". The frame is 125x100 and called "frame.png". You can create any image with those sizes and save them to the binary clock directory with those names and you will have your own custom binary clock!

I'm thinking about adding a feature to switch between "skins" on the fly, but I need some good skin choices to include. If anyone is interested you can email me your submission.

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adpsimpson

14 years ago

Looks nice, but how do you install it? There's no instructions...

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vitamine

15 years ago

This is very cool ! and it looks great (without the frame and extra leds and... )

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laughinol

15 years ago

hey, wait a second, this means i'm a complete phreakin geek.

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hrholme

15 years ago

Be proud of that.

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hrholme

15 years ago

I love it, but I removed the frame too.

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dsemblano

15 years ago

Wow, very cool and this theme reminds me to study more about boolean logic - =)

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lazychris2000

15 years ago

was gonna buy one of these off of thinkgeek (http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/), but now i dont have to... :)

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rodviking

15 years ago

Looks nice, and works nice :) I enjoyed the options you added. I removed all the titles, left only the clock, to make it even more intriguing. Also removed the frame around the clock, to make it "flat" against my desktop (maybe you could make it an option too?)

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